Mahaffey Blog

History in the Making: Temporary Fabric Structure Innovations, Part 2

In 2007, Mahaffey installed the world’s tallest clearspan structure to cover a 777 jet.

Over the course of our 94-year history, Mahaffey has developed a legacy of innovation by tackling our customers’ problems with state-of-the art ideas and solutions. These innovations have also become meaningful industry contributions. In Part 1 of this series, we shared Mahaffey’s breakthrough solutions from our first five decades, like the development of the first mechanical post driver.

As a more recent example, in 1999 Mahaffey was the first to use insulated guardian steel sidewalls on temporary fabric structures. This design—first used on an on-location movie set—was a solution for our client’s unique security needs. Today, many of our competitors mimic this ingenious hard wall approach. 

In Part 2 of this series, learn about Mahaffey’s game-changing innovations over the past four decades, each custom-designed to address the unique needs and ever-arising challenges of our customers.

Topics: Concert Venue Construction and Maintenance Covers Mahaffey Fabric Structures fabric structures

Clearspan Tents for Award Shows: 2015 CMA Awards Recap

2015 is about over, but country fans nationwide are still playing their favorite country hits from this year’s 49th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. Mahaffey was honored to provide yet again for Country Music’s Biggest Night. Our team of professionals worked with speed and care in preparation for the installation of red carpet tents at this year’s show. The team at the CMA Country Music Association rented 18 clearspan tents and free-standing frame tents in star-worthy white fabric for multiple production applications, like the award show’s main entryway, media photography and interviews, fan meet-and-greets and much more.

Topics: Entertainment and Events Fabric Buildings Clearspan Tent Concert Venue